Trusted Networks Initiative: The Netherlands’ Response to DDoS Attacks

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 32, Issue 1, p.65-70 (2015)


cluster, cybercrime, DDoS attacks, Internet exchanges, trusted routing


<p>Cybercrime is on the rise and distributed denial of services attacks are among the most used by hacktivists, criminals, and even states. This article focuses on a Dutch solution to that problem, namely the Trusted Networks Initiative. The initiative aims at a global trust concept that provides website operators with a last resort option in case a large or long-lasting DDoS attack cannot be mitigated by other anti-DDoS means. The paper describes the foundational principles of the ini&shy;tiative, and more specifically the intended solution via the trusted routing concept.</p>

Last updated: Tuesday, 28 September 2021